Saturday, 28 April 2012

FASHION FILM | THE THIRST FT CHANEL IMAN


I am completely in love with this dark and twisted short film directed by Jenna Elizabeth for the stunning mew hang bag collection for 'Reece Hudson'. The film features one of my most favourite Victoria Secret Angels, Chanel Iman, playing a not so angelic role, seeking revenge on her boyfriend. The score accompanying the footage adds an eerie feel but its still just so haute! iLove that goldclutch.

What do you guys think?

Tolu x
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PHOTO DIARY | ANOTHER APRIL ♥

 Yellow half moon and pink nails | Time to relax, Happy Easter! | Loving collar tips (Primark)
Birthday cupcakes | B'day gift (Thanks Kelechi) |B'day Cards
New Hair Conditioner | William & Blake Tote Gift (Thanks Seb) | Topshop & Asos Mags
New sunglasses | My huge red velvet cake (Thanks Rob) | Yummy dim sum
All smiles at my dinner | My obsession with The Weeknd | Roller Disco with friends
My model shots featured in a mag | The 'D' Word! | These keep me smiling whilst working
Mini MAC haul | Haagen Daaz New Packaging Yum! | Ruby Woo & Fringe
Polish of the Month 'Causin A Stir' | River Island Gift Card (Thanks Kris) | There's never too much dim sum

Another month has passed by and I must say it was another amazing April!

Tolu x
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Monday, 23 April 2012

OOTD | B'DAY SUIT! | L'ORANGE


Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
I finally got hold of some pictures of my outfit that my lovely sister took for me on the day of my b'day celebration!

It was a lovely coral/pink midi sheer dress from Topshop for £50 and as soon as I saw it I fell in love with it, I thought it would really complement my skin tone.
I paired it with some gold jewelery, black heeled booties and my vintage versace handbag.

Dress: Topshop
Boots: New Look
Ring: Romwe
Necklace: Boots
Earring: New Look
Nail Polish: Topshop Causing a Stir

Tolu x
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Sunday, 22 April 2012

INSPIRATION | WE ARE HANDSOME


I will be going on holiday with a very close friend this summer so I have been keeping my eye out on some holiday pieces to nab before summer comes. I always stumble upon the most incredible things at times when I really should be working (lol) but... I think I have found the perfect inspiration pieces for my holiday getaway.

We Are Handsome is an Australian brand birthed by the artistic minds of Indra Chagoury and Jeremy Somers in 2009. Their 2012 Lookbook, 'The Romantic' features the collection of beautiful florals designs, bright colours and animal printed swimwear all inspired by all of the various We Are Handsome teams pets. Every year these Swimwear Sensations release a beautiful collection with a catchy name. 
I love the fact their collect gives a sense of escapism, its just what you need whilst on holiday.

If you are in the UK and USA you can find them in either Selfridges or Barneys :)

What do you guys think? What are your favourite pieces?

Tolu x

Images and video from www.wearehandsome.com
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Thursday, 19 April 2012

STYLE | TODAY I WISH I WORE...

TODAY - rock chic
My Current Style Mood: Daring Rock Chiq! (RAWR! *giggles*)

Outfit:


Currently, browsing around a few websites on my work break and seeing  so many cool new bits and bobs that I would lurve to be wearing right now!
Sooo, I thought it would be cool if I started doing 'Today I Wish I Wore' posts with a complete outfit styled from head to toe by me.
You guys get a taster of my style options for that particular day! 
I can be extremely versatile with my style and I often like to add an element of surprise to my outfits, so each outfit will be made to suit my current mood on that particular day.

It's all for fun, and I really hope you guys enjoy the future posts to come! What's your current style mood today?

(*Mini Update* - I had a lovely birthday and the celebration was amazing! I can't wait to show you guys in a post!)

Tolu x
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STYLE | YOU HAUTE MONKI!



I have officially fallen in love with the brand Monki!
It's such a shame that I STILL haven't been to their store in Central London. I did plan to go but my dissertation work has been keeping me very busy recently, so I've been using their site to keep my company.
They have some really lovely 'on trend' spring pieces that I picked out to show you guys!

Yummy Candy Pastels
candy monki
The Print Clash
the print clash - monki
Ready Set Go - Sporty Trend
READY SET MONKI
20s Deco Flash
DECO FLASHES
Minimal Whites
minimal whites - monki
Monki - www.monki.com

Have any of you guys been to the store yet? Please let me know!

Tolu x
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Saturday, 7 April 2012

MAKE UP | IN THE MIX | FASHION WEEK SECRETS

Attending a few London Fashion Week shows and various other fashion shows in the past has meant I've been up close with several great make up artists (MUA's). The experience has helped me learn a few secret make up tricks of the trade, which you would never guess!
I like to think of MUA's as artists who have a blank canvas in front of them, ready to get down and dirty with their brushes, colours and mixing palette at the ready!
And just like a painter mixes his/her paints to achieve different textures, colours and finishes, so do these really cool make up artists behind the scenes at fashion week.
In a hectic and busy environment its key to be very time efficient and also a fast thinker. Not having the perfect shade of concealer is not even a problem for a professional MUA, they simply solve problems by creating completely new concoctions!

Here are my top 5 "Fave Beauty Cocktails" that I've seen behind the scenes, prepare to be wowed!

5. Concealer + Clear Lip-Gloss = Nude Lipstick
CONCEALER
Combine your concealer and clear lip gloss or vaseline/carmex for a nude lipstick perfect for your skin tone. **Remember to exfoliate your lips before hand as cracked lips show up bright as day especially with a nude lip colour.**
{You can exfoliate by combining honey, sugar and vaseline for a home made lip scrub or by using a wet & very soft tooth brush & rub softly in circular motions}
(The toothbrush technique is also a great lip plumper)

4. Palmers Cocoa Butter + MAC Lustre Drops = A set of glowing gorgeous pins
LUSTRE DROPS
Combine a few drops of MAC's Lustre Drops with Palmers Cocoa Butter and rub into the skin on your legs for a lush shine and glow. Tip: Apply small amounts of Lustre Drops and add more as you go along to moderate the shine.

3. Angled Brush + Eye Shadow of your choice + Water = Long Wearing Liquid EyelinerLINER
Dip your angled brush into water, coat the bristles in an eye shadow of your choice until the consistency is paste like. Trace the brush along your top or bottom eyeline for a colourful and long wearing eyeliner until you achieve the intensity you want.

2. Tinted Moisturiser + Shimmery Eye Shadow = Lovely Bronzer
tinted moisturiser
Just like No.4, combine a golden or shimmery eye shadow in small amounts with a tinted moisturiser and apply to skin to achieve a summery glow. I personally think a gold eye shadow looks amazing!

1. Lipstick or Eye Shadow + Moisturiser = Cream Blush
BLUSH
Rub some lipstick or eye shadow (a colour you would like to wear on your cheeks as a blush) on the back of your hand and add a dot of some face moisturiser. Rub into a mixture still on the back of your hand and using a brush or your finger apply onto your cheekbones for a creamy blush look. 
Use a moisturiser that isn't too oily and lipstick/eyeshadow with no shimmer for a more matte look.
(Tip: I prefer to use the back of my hand at it is warm and will get the two products at a nice consistency to mix but you don't need to do this)

What are your fave beauty mixtures or do you have any of your own? Let me know!

@ToluFashD

Tolu x
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Thursday, 5 April 2012

STYLE | 3 CASUAL LOOKS

Laidback look



Daytime Look



Evening Fashion Look

There are many ways to spice up casual pieces you may have lying around in your closet with new purchases to make an everyday look appear much more stylish! 
Spring creates more opportunities to add a pop of colour here and there and play with texture to add your own edge.
Layering on accessories and jewellery transforms an otherwise 'lifeless' outfit, do not be afraid to play around with statement pieces. Here are some outfits I put together featuring some of the hottest pieces available in various stores.

Laidback Look:

White Front Tie Blouse - Miss Selfridge
Black Leather Sleeveless Waistcoat - Givenchy
Denim Shorts - Net-a-Porter
Studded Loafers - Romwe
Triangle Earrings - Kabiri.co.uk
Silver Cuff - Axparis.co.uk
Wayferer Sunglasses - Ray Ban

Daytime Look:

Metal Collar Blouse - Givenchy
White Trousers - Mango
Orange Court Heels - Asos
Gold Clutch - H&M

Evening Look:

AC TShirt - Boutique1.com
Grey Fur Jacket - Romwe
Skinny Leather Trousers - Balmain at Shopmrsh.com
Asymmetric Heels - Zara
Quilted Handbag - Chanel
Bracelets - Oroton.com

Tolu x
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Monday, 2 April 2012

PHOTO DIARY | MARVELOUS MARCH '12


 Talent show with Ness | My First Green Tea "Mockjito" Bev - Yum | Inspirational reading gift from Ness


Dessert at Tash's Leaving Lunch | With the beautiful model Annabel John | Mexican at Cafe Sol


Sunny BBQ day with friends | Fashinate Me Poster for Vintage Fashion Show | Evening outfit for night out


10% off at this MAC counter! | Sunny drive | Bournemouth Beach


Casual OOTD | March nail design inspiration | Dress from Vera Moda at ASOS

I thought it would be cool to start photo a monthly photo diary since I take so much pictures, to show you all what I get up to every month!
Also I tweet alot ... so you can follow me on Twitter to keep up to date with me in the mean time :) @ToluFashD

Tolu x
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Sunday, 1 April 2012

JEWELLERY | DIVA ARM CANDY


The watch with a sting... Serpenti! Bvlgari introduced their iconic and feminine collection of watches firstly just a few years ago. The designs took the fashion world by amazement as watches were uniquely crafted together by a combination of beautiful components that imitate the skin of a snake. The collection includes rings, bracelets and watches that beautifully wrap around the wrist, held together by tiny invisible golden hinges. Designs vary with different combinations of precious materials including onyx, pink coral and even lavender jade. 

And guess what... This year Bvlgari have added a new spice to the Serpenti design making it one of the 'best new releases' from Baselworld 2012. (Below)
Our favourite snake is back with a double coil, black sapphire, diamonds and enamel, depending on the model.


I love the new design so much, maybe I should have added this to my birthday wishlist! :)

Tolu x

(Images from: Elle, Style.com, Bulgari.com)
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